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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Mini-Review Article

Treatment Approaches for Swallowing Disorders in Children

Author(s): Miriam J. Cano-Larios, Miguel S. Gallardo-Luna, Erick M. Toro-Monjaraz*, Flora E. Zarate-Mondragón, Jose F. Cadena-León, Karen R. Ignorosa-Arellano, Ericka Montijo-Barrios, Roberto Cervantes-Bustamante and Jaime Ramirez-Mayans

Volume 19, Issue 3, 2023

Published on: 09 September, 2022

Page: [223 - 233] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/1573396318666220822152843

Price: $65


A swallowing disorder or dysphagia is defined as a disorder in the sequence of swallowing, during the oral or pharyngeal phase, which compromises the safety and/or efficiency of transit of the food bolus to the esophagus.

The evaluation of neurodevelopment, nutrition, and preventive medicine actions are as important as the clinical evaluation of dysphagia, so they must be included and systematized in all pediatric evaluations; This evaluation can be divided into different parts: bedside swallowing evaluation, instrumental swallowing evaluation, and additional studies.

The management of swallowing disorders requires a multidisciplinary team approach, depending on the child's age, cognitive and physical abilities, and the specific swallowing and feeding disorder, ensuring adequate and safe nutrition and improving the patient's quality of life.

Keywords: Deglutition disorders, swallowing disorder, dysphagia, feeding, suction, respiratory aspiration, enteral nutrition, feeding tube.

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